I'm curious as to whether your placement on the map is specifically where fort Dauphin is located, I have been having a hard time finding the exact location of Fort Dauphin avec la carte de google..
Hi Norabean and thanks for your question ... I understand you may be confused ... if it is about he title of the photo I simply used the "Fort-Dauphin" label to indicate the area, not the town ... as you may know the "Fort-Dauphin" as given by the French colonials, the Malagasy people call this town "Tolanaro" which ... in these remote areas there are rarely any place names mentioned on maps ... if it is about the photo's location before I dive into how I positionned this photo I just want to highlight that the first rule of panoramio is that you should always position the photo were the camera was located when it was shot ... not where the subject shown is located ... obviously in this case the photo is not positioned on the mountains but rather on the lake where the mountains were shot from ..
When I located this photo the whole Fort Dauphin area was still in low resolution in Google Maps ... and typically when you zoomed in too close to low resolution it would simply dissapear in the google maps window "blablabla not available" was shown instead of the land cover ... I worked around this by using Google Earth on one monitor and panoramio on the other monitor (double screen setup of course) - Google Earth allows you to zoom in as close as you want no matter the resolution ... and quite importantly for this photo Google Earth also allows you to see the topography through a 3D oblique view ... I took this photo at the end of a 3 day trek that first took me up the mountain range which you see in the back of the photo, then down to the easter edge of the Fort Dauphin Bay and on the last day we took a 'pirogue' boat to make our way back to town through the lakes and channels at the back of the Bay ...
I must say this photo represents a lot to me. I was out of film and had only one last shot to capture the moment ... as we were getting late and there was not light to guide the boat there was no way we could stop for a steady shot ... so I took my chances at 1/30 of a sec full 24mm aperture expecting a trail of light on the water in front of the boat ... and it did come out quite nicely don't you think ? Have you tried the full resolution version, it really shines -
Greetings from TÜRKİYE...
Very great shot! Так держать Russia. Denis Polar Circle
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Photo taken in Taolanaro, Madagascar
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